Books: Eighty Years of Ambition*

An infant prodigy who lived to be an octogenarian

The Life. Here are the milestones at the beginning and the end of a remarkable career:

Anno Domini 1756 (Feb. 6) : Esther Edwards Burr, daughter of

Jonathan Edwards and wife of the Rev. Aaron Burr, President of the College of New Jersey (Princeton), was unexpectedly delivered of her second child, a son, christened Aaron. The child was son, grandson, great-grandson, great-great-grandson of clergymen on both sides of his family.

1757-58: When little Aaron was 18 months old, his father died, and his Grandfather...

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